Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which is often used to add the content of one file inside of a second file. It is employed primarily with online content and it could help to make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on numerous pages of your website, for instance, you can make a text file and switch the quote within it daily. All web pages where this file is incorporated will display the modified quote, so you will not need to alter every one of them personally each time. SSI could also be used to include the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current date and time. In this way, you may make your internet site seem much more professional and a lot more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

Since our custom made cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, it's possible to make use of this feature with all of the web hosting plans that we offer you and add dynamic content to your sites with only a few mouse clicks. SSI can be enabled for every individual domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a few lines of code. Certainly, you do not have to be a programmer for that because the needed code can be copied from the Help article we have about Server Side Includes. If you would like to utilize this feature for your site, it's important to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all links on your site lead to the up-to-date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to activate and employ Server Side Includes with only a couple of mouse clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server packages as the option is available in the cloud platform where your brand-new account will be set up. All you have to do will be to make an empty file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a number of lines of code in it. You'll find the latter in one of the Help articles which can be found within your account, which means you don't require any kind of programming abilities - you're able to just copy and paste the code in question. All pages that will implement Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so if you incorporate this option to an active site, you should make sure that you bring up to date all the links in there.